8 Destinations Every Digital Nomad Should Visit in 2022
Being a digital nomad, this new name that we’ve been reading about in all the newspapers lately has become a new trend, allowing you to combine travel and work. In other words, paradise!
Thanks to all the new technologies, the ubiquity of the Internet in all countries and the ease of carrying a computer, we count more than 10 million people who consider themselves digital nomads.
Some destinations are more suitable than others, mainly because the cost of living is reasonable and there are many activities to do to relax after work. Here are the top 8 global destinations that all future digital nomads should visit at least once.
The benefits of becoming a digital nomad
There are many benefits to being a digital nomad:
- You will be able to travel the world: Asia, Europe or even America; all continents lend themselves to the game
- You will have the freedom to organise your days as you wish: do you want to work from 5 am to have the afternoon off? It’s possible in most cases
- You will be more creative and inspired because you will discover new landscapes and cultures by travelling
- You will meet so many new people with whom you can share a piece of history
- You will reconnect with the simple things in everyday life
- New professional opportunities may arise on the other side of the world
- The quality of life in these countries is second to none
Destinations to go to when you are a digital nomad
Explore the world whenever and wherever you want, it’s possible when you’re a digital nomad. However, some destinations are more complicated than others. For example, it is difficult to find a good internet connection in the Sahara desert. That’s why we offer you the top destinations to do in 2022.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Ranked every year on TheNomadList, Chiang Mai is the city in Thailand for digital nomads, and perhaps even the city in Southeast Asia. With its many cafés, narrow streets and lively atmosphere, Chiang Mai is ideal for remote working. Specialised in digital marketing, many conferences have been held here.
The cost of living is estimated at 880 euros per month and the internet speed is around 25 Mbps, which is excellent value for money. With a wide range of coworking spaces to choose from, you’ll meet many people in Thailand.
Where to stay: Chiangmai Thai House is a popular choice for enjoying the lively atmosphere of the city, while enjoying the hotel’s swimming pool.
Playa del Carme, Mexico
Known as a hub for digital nomads is, Mexico’s destination for meeting people, enjoying the climate and working with your feet in the water. On the Yucatán Peninsula, you can spend your free time exploring this beautiful region. It is easy to find Wi-Fi in the various small cafes in the city.
Must-do activities during your stay in the Yucatán are
- Visit Tulum
- Take a private tour of the hidden gems of the Cenotes: Xcanahaltun, Sac Aua and Zazil Tunich
- Explore the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza
- Discover Rio Lagartos, a UNESCO biosphere reserve
We already told you about Tallinn in the article on Baltic cities to visit. Eastern Europe is rich in history and culture, so it is an ideal destination if you like to discover museums and other historical monuments in your free time. Moreover, the Estonian capital is straightforward to reach and is only a few hours’ flight away from the major European capitals. The summers are hot, the winters cold, you will discover the city in all seasons. It is also possible to visit Finland from Tallinn for a short break.
A budget hotel to stay in Tallinn: City Hotel Tallinn
Smaller than Lisbon, Porto is a destination that meets many criteria for digital nomads. The city has an authentic charm with a great culture and history. Plus, its sunny climate will be perfect for escaping the dreary winters.
Things to do around Porto:
- The Chocolate Story for chocolate lovers
- Try your hand at surfing for a private lesson
- Visit Guimarães considered a world heritage site
Teleworking from Bali is a dream: tropical sunsets, coconuts and tanned skin. With a large community of digital nomads, Bali is one of the coolest co-location spaces in the world. Canggu is the perfect place to surf, do yoga and have coffee in the rice fields. The great thing is that everyone speaks English, so you’ll be able to meet people from all over the world and make new connections.
3 hotels to stay in Canggu :
- The Crystal Luxury Bay Resort Nusa Dua for an upscale stay
- Sari Indah Cottage by ZUZU for the budget-conscious
- The Sun Hotel & Spa Legian for its prime location
A Spanish island in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote welcomes many nomads every year who want to enjoy the sun and the fine sandy beaches while working. Small in size, you don’t need a car to get around the island. The cafes are all equipped with wifi, which is handy for connecting to your office.
An activity to do in Lanzarote: kayaking and snorkelling in the island’s clear waters.
Hoi An, Vietnam
A central hotspot for digital work, Hoi An attracts thousands of travellers to enjoy the city and its attractions. With street food, rice fields and rivers, you won’t be disappointed in this Vietnamese city.
Things to visit around Hoi An:
- Boat tour of Hoi An’s handicraft villages and lantern making class
- Day trip to Cham Island and snorkeling experience with lunch
- Da Nang nightlife tour and sun wheel experience with dinner
You might not think of a country at first glance, yet Georgia is a suitable place for digital nomadism. Located on the eastern coast of the Black Sea, this country is worth a visit for its architecture, infrastructure and food. Tbilisi is the perfect place to be a digital nomad.
Top 3 hotels to stay in Tbilisi: